Florida's Governor Race Seems To Be Heading To A Recount

As Florida's election for U.S. Senate is so tight that it's leading to a hand-recount, the race for who will be the state’s next governor appears to be headed to a recount as well.

As of Friday morning, Republican candidate Ron DeSantis had a lead of just over 36,000 votes over Democratic opponent, Andrew Gillum, out of more than 8 million votes cast, according to the latest tally by the Florida Division of Elections Office.

That puts their vote totals within 0.43 percent of each other, just under the half a percentage point needed to trigger a state-mandated recount.

The need for a recount will be determined this weekend by Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner after the canvassing boards in each of the state's 67 counties certify their returns. 

If ordered, the recount would likely begin Monday.

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